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    Re: The flat earth notion
    From: Bruce Stark
    Date: 2003 Nov 5, 13:42 EST

    In regard to the puzzle Herbert has set for us (and in the same spirit, I
    think) does anyone know where the whirling dervishes were trying to go?
    
    Herbert wrote: "On a spheroidal earth, if you proceed on a rhumb line with
    constant speed, you
    will arrive at a pole after a finite time. You won't be able to stop your
    vessel
    at this very moment, because of your inertia. This raises the puzzling
    question: Where will you be a second after you will have passed through the
    pole?"
    
    Bruce
    
    
    

       
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